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The scars of Venus : a history of venereology

Author: J D Oriel
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Scars of Venus describes how slowly our knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases has grown. Yet these conditions are, in one form or another, as old as humanity. There have always been doctors and others who have been drawn to the study of these diseases - this book tells their story.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oriel, J.D.
Scars of Venus.
London ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1994
(OCoLC)622408772
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J D Oriel
ISBN: 354019844X 9783540198444 038719844X 9780387198446
OCLC Number: 28845521
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Origins --
2. The French Disease --
3. "Mr Hunter's singular opinions": Early and Experimental Syphilis --
4. "He sees syphilis everywhere": Late Syphilis --
5. "The sins of the fathers": Congenital Syphilis --
6. Spirochaeta pallida: The Microbiology of Syphilis --
7. "For one pleasure a thousand pains": The Treatment of Syphilis --
8. Chancroid and Donovanosis --
9. Gonorrhoea Virulenta --
10. Gonorrhoea after Neisser --
11. Viruses and Chlamydiae --
12. Venereologists and Others --
13. Public Health Matters --
14. No Happy Ending.
Responsibility: J.D. Oriel.
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In the late 15th century, a deadly disease called Morbus Gallicus, or syphilis, spread rapidly throughout Europe. This historical study traces the achievements of the early venereologists as they  Read more...

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